(WJW) — The Mentor-on-the-Lake and Eastlake police departments are giving out free steering wheel locks for Hyundai vehicle owners after a rise in Hyundai vehicle thefts across the area.

Steering wheel locks will be provided for residents who own a Hyundai vehicle that uses a physical key to start the ignition from 2009-2021. This does not include vehicles that start using a key fob, according to posts on the Mentor-on-the-Lake and Eastlake Facebook pages.

To get one, you must provide the local police department with a driver’s license, proof of residence in the city and proof of registration.

According to the post, a statement from Hyundai says, “We remain concerned about the increase in thefts of certain Hyundai vehicles that have been targeted in a coordinated social media campaign. Currently, Hyundai provides steering wheel locks, as available, to law enforcement agencies in impacted areas.” 

According to the posts, the police departments have also reached out to the KIA Corporation after a rise in thefts of KIA vehicles and are still waiting for a response.

In both cities, Hyundai steering wheel locks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis until the steering wheel locks are gone, according to the posts.